World Fairytales

The Piper and the Pooka

The Pooka is a wondrous creature that can shift its shape. Sometimes it’s friendly, sometimes it isn’t, but it is almost always mischievous.

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Anansi Meets Father Thunder

Anansi visits an old man under the sea and receives a gift. The gift is more wonderful than anything he expected but his mean spirit gets the better of him.

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How Anansi brought stories to the world

The shape-shifting Anansi is sometimes a spider, sometimes a man. He comes from Ghana in West Africa and he is one of the great storytellers of the world.

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The Good Turn

A boy of Zanzibar goes out hunting and does a good turn to an Ape, a Snake, and a Lion. Is it true that one good turn deserves another?

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